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  • Bangalore: Under construction 6-storeyed apartment collapses, 4 injured 19-08-2013 10:47 AM

    Bangalore: An under construction five-storeyed apartment complex has collapsed at Siddapur in Bangalore. Four construction workers have been injured and admitted to the Nimhan hospital after the basement of the six-storeyed building sunk. There are no reports of any casualties in the incident. The rescue teams and ambulances have reached...
  • Karnataka: Over 34 per cent seats lying vacant under RTE 18-08-2013 08:12 AM

    Bangalore: Lack of proper implementation of RTE has affected the students in Karnataka with over 34 per cent of seats including 37,000 seats guaranteed for poor students, lying vacant in the schools in the state. One of the reasons for the seats lying vacant remains that many parents and students...
  • Bangalore: NGO for stray dogs rehabilitates man's best friend 16-08-2013 10:25 AM

    Bangalore: Every dog should have his day and this is what NGO in Bangalore 'Voice of Stray Dogs' believes in. The NGO run exclusively for dogs in the city helps to rehabilitate them once they fully recover. Founder of VoSD Rakesh Shukla said the NGO also operates an exclusive rescue...
  • Bangalore: Rs 40 lakh spent on CCTVs for civic body 05-08-2013 07:44 AM

    Bangalore: The Bangalore civic body has spent Rs 40 lakh in filling potholes but the money seems to have gone down the drain. An RTI query reveals that 200 CCTV cameras that were ordered to keep a watch on the city's roads haven't been installed. The civic body's plan to...
  • Bangalore: Civic body faces corruption allegations 30-07-2013 12:01 AM

    Bangalore: After potholes and uncollected garbage, the civic body in Bangalore has now come under fire over corruption allegations. In order to combat garbage and potholes in the city, the civic body had come up with a plan of issuing ward level officers with digital cameras so that they can...
  • Bangalore: Korean man accused of sexual exploitation at his orphanage 25-07-2013 03:00 PM

    Bangalore: A case of sexual exploitation has been reported in Bangalore where a Dalit girl has alleged that she and several others were repeatedly sexually abused at an orphanage run by a Korean national. She has claimed that the abusers' associate is blackmailing her for sexual favours. "I stayed in...
  • Karnataka: CM seeks report of malnutrition death case 20-07-2013 12:46 PM

    Bangalore: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has sought the report of malnutrition death case in Bangalore and called it a serious matter. "I have read the report. I have ordered a probe and we will ensure that no one dies of malnutrition.' he said. A five-year-old girl has allegedly died in...
  • Akshaya Patra Foundation: A success story of mid day meals 17-07-2013 10:46 AM

    Bangalore: Mid day meals have been a major incentive attracting lakhs of students. While the one in Bihar went terribly wrong, the Akshaya Patra Foundation's initiative has been a success story. For the past 12 years, Akshaya Patra Foundation has served cooked food to nearly 14 lakh children in government...
  • Bangalore: Assaulted African national says no one came to help him 17-07-2013 08:35 AM

    Bangalore: The recent deadly assault on a Chad national from Africa in Bangalore is raising concerns among others living there. Wandow Timothi was allegedly attacked by over 12 men in what many are calling a racial incident. Taunted, chased and allegedly assaulted mercilessly by 12 people, Wandow Thimothi is now...
  • Bangalore: People queue up at post office to send their last telegram 14-07-2013 04:23 PM

    Today is the last day for the BSNL's 160-year-old telegram services. With just hours to go before the telegram is officially shut, many post offices saw a last minute rush to send souvenir telegrams as people are gathering to send that last telegram to their kids or themselves just to...
  • Bangalore: BBMP fails to repair potholed roads, commuters suffer 11-07-2013 08:10 PM

    BBMP says they have alloted Rs 5 lakhs for each ward in the city, that is 198 wards in the city, to repair the conditions of the roads. That's nearly about Rs 10 crore that the BBMP is spending to fix the roads but statistics don't mean much to commuters...
  • Karnataka government notifies rules for employing women in bars 09-07-2013 10:37 PM

    Karnataka government informed the High Court that women bar employees should be at least 21 years old. The government also said that women working in bars and restaurants should be clad in trousers and full sleeved shirts. ...
  • Karnataka: Women working in bars must wear trousers, be 21 years old 09-07-2013 11:43 AM

    New Delhi: After a plea filed by the Restaurant Owners' Association in the Karnataka High Court, the state government on Tuesday told the court that it had notified new rules for employing women in places where liquor is served. Karnataka government informed the High Court that women bar employees should...
  • Pune man's suicide note alleges harassment by B'lore Police 04-07-2013 08:18 AM

    Bangalore: Pune-based businessman Ripon Malhotra's suicide note has embarrassed the Bangalore Police as it alleged harassment by the men in uniform for money. In its defence, the city police claimed that Ripon Malhotra had duped investors and had been booked by the economic offences wing in the past. In his...
  • With an eye on 2014 polls, BJP all set to welcome BSY 30-06-2013 10:41 PM

    Bangalore: After being routed in the Karnataka Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be all set to welcome back former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa. But, both the party and Yeddyurappa don't want to be seen as taking the first move. While a section of the party led by...
  • Bangalore woman rescued by police was ignored by parents: Neighbours 04-06-2013 07:18 PM

    The police have rescued a 35-year-old woman, who was allegedly imprisoned by her parents for 5 years. The neighbours allege she was forcibly confined by her parents for allegedly having a relationship which they disapproved of. ...
  • Bangalore: Woman allegedly locked up by parents for 5 years, rescued 04-06-2013 01:23 PM

    Bangalore: The police have rescued a 35-year-old woman in Bangalore who was allegedly imprisoned by her parents for a shocking five years in a small room at their residence. Police rescued the woman after she screamed for help all night on Monday. Her parents, however, have said she was bed-ridden...
  • Bangalore faces an acute water shortage with the KRS Dam drying up 28-05-2013 09:56 AM

    Bangalore: Bangalore is facing one of its worst water crisis ever. The city's primary source, the KRS Dam, has water supply for just two more weeks. But ironically those living near the dam have been waterless for days now. It's been a tough summer for Sudha Bose. The taps at...
  • All eyes on BCCI's N Srinivasan after Meiyappan's arrest 25-05-2013 08:21 AM

    BCCI Chief N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch for his alleged involvement in betting the IPL matches late Friday night. The move threatens the future of the franchise and perhaps his father-in-law N Srinivasan as the BCCI's top boss. ...
  • Watch: CSK CEO Meiyappan leaves from Srinivasan's Kodaikanal residence 24-05-2013 01:58 PM

    Chennai Super Kings CEO Gurunath Meiyappan left his father-in-law and BCCI chief N Srinivasan's Kodaikanal residence on Friday afternoon. Sources say he will take a flight to Mumbai from the Madurai airport. Sources say Meiyappan consulted his lawyers and has decided to appear for questioning by the Mumbai Police. ...
  • Karnataka: Passport verification on sale, IAS, IPS officers indicted 22-05-2013 10:01 AM

    Bangalore: A passport scam has now surfaced in Karnataka. The state Lokayukta has indicted six senior government officers of taking bribes in return for issuing verification on passports. Over 1,000 such verifications were issued over a period of five months. The state anti-corruption unit in its report alleges that the...
  • Bangalore has water only for the next 15 to 18 days, warn officials 20-05-2013 08:59 AM

    Bangalore: Bangalore is fearing an acute water shortage in days to come. Municipal officials have warned that the city has water only for the next 15 to 18 days. Already residents like Hiral Dhilla, from Rajajinagar are forced to buy water from tankers nearly six times a month. This mother...
  • Battle for K'taka CM post: Name expected after Cong meet 10-05-2013 07:33 AM

    Bangalore: The battle of Karnataka Chief Minister probables isn't over yet. Many leaders have put their hats in the ring now - including frontrunner Siddaramaiah. A final name is expected after the state Congress legislature party meet later on Friday. A day after Karnataka's definitive mandate for the Congress, the...
  • An RJ, a transgender: Meet the unusual contenders in Karnataka polls 01-05-2013 10:05 AM

    Bangalore: From a Radio Jockey to a former policy wonk, there are some unusual contenders in the battle for Karnataka. Some candidates are contesting from parties that don't have much of a footprint, but they're all united in wanting to change the political landscape and give voters an alternative. Rohit,...
  • K'aka: Parties woo IT professionals; will they come out and vote? 29-04-2013 09:18 AM

    Bangalore: With less than a week to go for the Assembly elections campaigning is in full swing in Karnataka. The generals have now landed on the battlefield. After Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, now Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will start his tour of the state. He will first address a...
  • Karnataka: Unidentified men gangrape, murder student 28-04-2013 03:39 PM

    Belgaum: Mutilated body of a 20-year-old college student was found in Belgaum district of Karnataka on Sunday. The woman was allegedly gangraped and murdered. Her body was found on a road in Belgaum district on Saturday. The woman's bag, footwear and college identity card were also recovered from the spot....
  • Bangalore blast: 3 arrested, police suspect involvement of sleeper cell 23-04-2013 07:59 PM

    Bangalore: Investigators have claimed a breakthrough in the Bangalore blast case and three people were arrested from Chennai earlier on Tuesday in connection with the case. Tirunelveli residents Peer Mohideen and Basheer were picked up from a lodge in Chennai. The third person is a resident of Madurai. Police sources...
  • Citizen Journalist Show: Resident exposes water scarcity in Bangalore 20-04-2013 08:03 PM

    Sunithi Jayakumar becomes a Citizen Journalist to expose how 30% borewells have run dry in Bangalore and residents are being forced to spend money to buy water tankers to meet the shortage. ...
  • Bangalore blast probe: Forensic report to be submitted today 20-04-2013 11:20 AM

    Bangalore: The forensic report on Bangalore blast will be submitted on Saturday. Sources said the report mentions that the attack was a high-intensity blast and the explosives were packed in a steel container. The report also mentions that ammonium nitrate and inch-wide pellets were used by the attackers to cause...
  • Bangalore blast raises question on security preparedness of police 17-04-2013 10:41 PM

    Poll-bound Bangalore on Wednesday woke up to a terror attack when a bomb detonated near the BJP office in Malleshwaram, leaving 16 people injured. ...